Forklift Lithium Batteries
More than 30,000 drivers choose BSLBATT lithium batteries. We provide more than 950 models of Lithium-ion batteries for electric industrial trucks. With 3000 cycle life, we offer 5 years OR 10,000 hours warranty to maximize customer benefits. This allows customers to buy at ease and use comfortably.
ACCESSORIES - THE OUTSTANDING MODULE
BSLBATT create the automotive-grade module. Compatible with the modular design of the wiring harness (FPCB flexible cable and AWG wiring harness), the modular plug is foolproof and simplifies the assembly process, which improves production efficiency.
CHARGERS FOR FORKLIFT LITHIUM BATTERIES
Ultra-compact, rugged, tamper proof, and waterproof, the industrial charger can be mounted directly onto a variety of surfaces or equipment. 50+ Compatible forklift brands of BSLBATT lithium forklift battery chargers can perfectly meet with mixed fleet demands. BSL battery always provide a solution of charger with the battery proposal together.
What is the BSLBATT Lithium Forklift Battery made from?
Quality and safety are absolutely critical. A BSLBATT battery pack is made using large format prismatic lithium-ion cells. The cells are constrained against shock and vibration in a steel enclosure. Battery interconnections are made with flexible busbars and high strand cabling. It has multiple layers of monitoring, safety, and backup redundancies both in the module and complete unit.
What does the State of Charge (SOC) Gauge tell me?
The State of Charge Gauge is a string of LEDs which display the following:
● When the lights are static the LEDs act as a battery discharge indicator (BDI).
● If there is a single light flashing it is displaying a Device Trouble Code (DTC).
● If the lights are turning on in series it is confirming the pack is charging.
Who makes it and services it?
Choosing a company you can trust and support your products needs to be priority number one. BSLBATT supports and guides our distributors to be NO. 1 in the Replacement of Lead Acid Battery with LiFePO4 Forklift Battery in ocal market. Our Lithium technology portfolio helps you get the right battery technology that fits best with your operation. All products are supported by an extensive North American Sales and Service network that is factory trained and meets all specialized lithium regulatory requirements.
How extensive is its Battery Management System (BMS)?
A BMS is essential to monitor voltage, temperature, and charge. The BSLBATT Lithium Forklift Battery has an exclusively designed BMS device that maintains complete control of the entire system, and optimizes the battery for safety, runtime, and long cycle life. To protect its critical functions, the BMS is encapsulated in a rugged, IP-65 sealed housing. Should any fault occur, it will immediately open the contactor providing added safety.
Are Li-ion batteries safe for a lift truck?
BSLBATT Li-ion batteries fully match trucks’ specs and are safer for the truck than lead-acid batteries on different levels:
● No voltage drop during the normal discharge cycle, which can damage truck parts
● Single battery operation means the battery stays in the compartment and eliminates daily shift changes
● Li-on cells are a closed system, so no sulfating of the compartment and surrounding areas on the truck (no acid spills)
● No gassing occurs while charging, so there's no hydrogen to worry about
How long does it take to charge a Li-ion battery?
Generally speaking, we set up the combinations we provide so they will charge from zero power to full in two hours or less. A typical shift would normally include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch. Putting the battery on charge during these times will replenish 50% of the battery capacity. BSLBATT also highly recommends opportunity charging whenever the battery is not in use.
Is it OK to leave a lithium battery plugged in to the charger?
You can leave the battery plugged into the charger whenever it’s not being used! The charger will be automatically turned off by the battery management system when the battery is full.
What about the “memory effect” with respect to a Li-ion battery?
BSLBATT lithium-ion batteries do not have a charge memory, or a “memory effect”. There is no set charging procedure required, except to put it on charge whenever it’s not being used.
Do you have to “water” a Li-ion battery?
Do you have to cool a Li-ion battery after charging?
When will a Li-ion battery get so hot it catches fire?
A Li-ion battery that uses LiFePO4 chemistry will experience thermal runaway (catch fire) at 518°F degrees. The BSLBATT battery management system will shut down the battery if it reached 150°F degrees. BSLBATT emphasizes that our batteries are unlikely to catch fire based on the combination of multiple cells used in the batteries. The LiFePo4 chemistry is 20+year-old technology, widely tested and used, and is the safest chemistry that exists for the lift truck market.
Are lithium batteries considered hazardous materials? How do you transport a lithium-ion battery?
Lithium batteries for lift trucks are regulated as a hazardous material under the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Hazardous Materials Regulations. BSLBATT lithium batteries conform to all applicable requirements and are safe in usage and transportation. Contact us directly for shipping info on any orders you place.
Do you need a ventilated room for Li-ion batteries?
Do you need to equalize-charge a Li-ion battery?
Do you have to unplug the Li-ion battery from the lift to charge it?
BSLBATT Lithium ion batteries have a separate charging port located next to the battery management system.
Is there any required daily or weekly maintenance for a Li-ion battery?
All BSLBATT Li-ion batteries are WiFi-enabled for online monitoring and troubleshooting.
Is it OK to fully discharge a Li-ion battery?
Yes, but we don’t recommend it. The cells perform better and will last longer with lower depths of discharge, which is why we recommend opportunity charging.
Can I use my old/existing charger to charge a Li-ion battery?
Possibly. Check with your BSLBATT representative and/or the BSLBATT engineering department regarding the make and model of the charger you want to use. If it can be programmed to work with our battery, we’ll test and approve it for use.
Can Li-ion batteries operate in cold temperatures?
BSLBATT offers four different low temperature packages that enable Li-ion battery operation in extremely cold conditions (as low as -22°F). The low temperature packages will ensure optimum performance without the capacity or run-time losses normally associated with lead-acid.
How do you recycle a Li-ion battery?
Currently, BSLBATT has a program in place that will accept the battery, disassemble its components, and recycle the metals and electronics. Spent cells will be sent back to the manufacturer for recycling or re-purposing, with the appropriate documentation delivered to the end-user to prove proper disposal.
How long can a Li-ion battery stay inactive / be stored and still function normally when required?
Usually, 9–12 months, stored with the battery fully charged, then turned off during the storage period. We also recommend that you put the battery on charge at least once every 3 months during the storage period. This feature is especially good for seasonal business or rental fleets.
Who is the largest manufacturer of lithium batteries?
The traditional lead-acid companies are starting to make lithium versions, but are a bit late to the party because their infrastructure is lead-acid based and well over 100 years old. Estimates show that market penetration is only around 7–10% in the material handling world. No one is officially tracking the sales data yet, so realistically – it's anybody's guess. BSLBATT is one of the leading lithium batteries manufacturers for lift trucks in China. We've been making lithium batteries for forklifts since 2012.